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Aiken Creek: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Aiken Creek in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.

Feature Name (see definition): Aiken Creek

Feature Class (see definition): Stream

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 150

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 36' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 17' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.6

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.2833333

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1992

Description (see definition): A glacial meltwater stream in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land, which flows N from the unnamed glacier W of Wales Glacier to Many Glaciers Pond, then W to Lake Fryxell. The feature is 4 mi long and receives some tributary flow from Wales Glacier. The name was suggested by hydrologist Diane McKnight, leader of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team which made extensive studies of the hydrology and geochemistry of streams and ponds in the Lake Fryxell basin, 1987-94. Named after U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologist George R. Aiken, a member of the field team in three summer seasons, 1987-91, who assisted in establishing stream gaging stations on the streams flowing into Lake Fryxell in the 1990-91 season.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Aiken Creek in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Aiken Creek should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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